A Lesson in Thorns by Sierra Simone
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
What can I say about this book? I think this about sums it up.
I’m usually full of emotive adjectives and helpful info, but right now? Nope. My mouth is just hanging open like a kid who just found out they were going to Disneyworld. What the F did I just read? And why do I want to snatch up the next one like right now?
The story/the characters/the sex:
So I went into this wondering how these six people were going to come together. If all six were going to come together. If I was going to be ready for how they all came together. Little did I know there’s a STORY lurking behind the sexy angst that is pulling you in, luring you, causing you to obsess over what this Thornchapel thing is all about.
And these characters’ personalities do the same. These people have history, they have backstory, and they are tortured. Wow, to be so young and so frustratingly messed up. These kids got issues, y’all! And I was sopping up every minute of it.
In fact, the sex is probably the most normal thing in this book (if you call a six-person orgy normal), but trust me on this. It seems like when these people finally give in to their sexual wants and needs, they are who they want to be and with whom they want to be.
But until they do that, this is a slow burn, if that’s even a thing for Sierra Simone, full of angsty torture. You aren’t really sure how these six people will come together in the end, but one thing is for sure, it will be pretty explosive when it happens. And it pretty much was. Yowser
As with most Sierra Simone books I’ve read, I am eager to read the next one. Lady, you really need to have your books everywhere, so when I keep recommending you to friends, I don’t have to feel that separation anxiety when I lend my copy! (I get it back, but still…) xo
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